Rain-Triggered Floods Hit China

Created: 2013-07-02 17:43 EST

Category: World > Asia Pacific
Torrential rains continued to batter large parts of China on Monday and Tuesday, triggering floods that have inundated many roads.
North China's Hebei Province was again hit by torrential rain on Monday evening, with some areas witnessing heavy rainstorms.
The rains caused flash floods on many streets in the port city of Qinhuangdao, heavily affecting rush hour traffic.
In the city of Tengzhou in east China's Shandong Province, floods submerged many roads.
Heavy rains have hit several parts of south-western Sichuan Province since Saturday, with precipitation as high as 250 millimeters causing flooding to houses, farmland and roads.
Baishui County in Anyue City of Sichuan was isolated by floods trapping over one-thousand residents, who were later evacuated by rescue teams.
Flooding and landslides unleashed by torrential rains in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality has led to two deaths as of Monday, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.
In Chongqing, nearly eight-hundred-and-eighty-thousand people have been affected and over one-hundred-thousand evacuated.